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Meilyr Jones shares "Strange/Emotional" video, played London with Girl Ray @ Moth Club (pics)

1169 days ago
Brooklyn VeganFormer Race Horses frontman Meilyr Jones recently released his excellent debut solo album, 2013, and he's just put out a video for one of the poppier/rockier songs on the album, "Strange/Emotional." (Much of the record is baroque pop more akin t... more info

Brussels duo Robbing Milliions ready debut LP (listen to "8 Is The Figure That I like The Most")

1172 days ago
Brooklyn VeganThere aren't a whole lot of internationally-known musical acts who list Brussels as their hometown. Among those who do (or did) are Jacques Brel. Plastic Bertrand, and...did Jean Claude Van Damme ever make an album... Continue reading… more info

Speaking the same language – with song

1178 days ago
Guardian MusicFrom Curragh of Kildare to Last Boat Leaving … Irish singer and actor Camille O’Sullivan on a concert to mark the Easter Rising centenary that taps the rich musical connection between England and IrelandI was born in London and raised in Ireland,... more info

Review: For Chita Rivera, Life Is Still a Merry-Go-Round

1183 days ago
New York TimesAt the age of 83, Ms. Rivera makes her debut at Café Carlyle, singing her favorite songs, including tunes by Jacques Brel and Kander and Ebb. more info

Nina Simone :: The Desperate Ones

1689 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardNina Simone’s work, eclectic and nuanced, continually surprises. Her rendition of Jacques Brel’s “The Desperate Ones” is one of countless such displays. A delicate and poetic gem (which appeared on ourNovember mix), the tune closes out Simon... more info

Scott Walker: Brother beyond

2428 days ago
Guardian MusicHe made his name as a crooner with the Walker Brothers, then disappeared. Back with a new avant-garde album, Scott Walker says the darkness has always been thereWhatever happened to the great 20th-century crooner Scott Walker? Simple really. He di... more info

What's the cheesiest love song?

2521 days ago
Guardian MusicAccording to a poll of Guardian Soulmates users, Chris de Burgh's Lady in Red is the cheesiest love song of all time. What would you nominate?Forget Byron's poetry, Jacques Brel's lyricism and Serge Gainsbourg's lasciviousness; when it comes to conve... more info

Camille O'Sullivan: From cabaret to chaos

2531 days ago
Guardian MusicCamille O'Sullivan made her name singing sultry songs in fishnets. Now she's playing a rapist and his victim in a musical version of Shakespeare's Rape of LucreceCamille O'Sullivan is standing in front of a full-length mirror being fitted into her ne... more info

Diamanda Galás – review

2542 days ago
Guardian MusicRoyal Festival Hall, LondonSomewhere out there is a parallel universe in which Diamanda Gals has a perfectly conventional, dazzling career as a mezzo-soprano. And another in which she is a reasonably straightforward blues-rock star: Tina Turner and ... more info

No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker, edited by Rob Young - review

2547 days ago
Guardian MusicBrian Dillon on Scott Walker's manic pop stardom and long vanishing actHas there been a pop singer more flagrantly reticent than Scott Walker? Summon the YouTube spectre of him in his 1960s pomp and you'll discover a performer seemingly cold-stored a... more info

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